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Prod

Trad climber
Dec 7, 2012 - 07:15pm PT
That may be the biggest aid climber I have ever seen. He's a pro at delicate hooking....

Prod.
RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Dec 7, 2012 - 07:49pm PT
Holy crap that picture is funny. I just spat food all over my computer...
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Dec 7, 2012 - 07:51pm PT
There should be a pad in that picture.
ChizzDizzle

Trad climber
Rocklin,CA
Dec 7, 2012 - 07:57pm PT
^^^^^^^^^ He looks good that 1st piece he placed at his belly should be good!!!
fat-n-sassy

Social climber
San Francity, CA
Dec 7, 2012 - 09:09pm PT
The bracelets are priceless.
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Dec 7, 2012 - 09:50pm PT
Video looks to be the back side of Bath Rock. Coffee and Cornflakes (10a) maybe?
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
^^^that what it says in the youtube description
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 7, 2012 - 11:08pm PT
The whip is the price for blowing the clip, twice. All the aid used notwithstanding.
Bath Rock has some fricken Cool routes on it.
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Dec 8, 2012 - 01:12am PT
Is it the same as JT rock, or just look-alike?

Edit: Yeah, I could look it up. Feel free to flame me :-)

I get the sense that the belayer wasn't feeding rope. Sounds like "More!", and looks like he's trying to pull rope while saying that.

I like "do I have enough rope?". Seriously?
gimmeslack

Trad climber
VA
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:45am PT
Big dude in photo coulda been at home watchin' tuube. He's out playing on rocks. Good for him.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:31am PT
It sure seemed like the first time go pro dude tried to clip he got short roped. 2nd time he too spent and spastic to get er done.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:15am PT
Wearing your sisters bracelet for luck is always a bad idea
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:20am PT
I give him credit for not losing his head as he was about to lose the rest of his body and not freaking out afterwards either

Peace

Karl
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2012 - 01:22pm PT
Someone on another thread about this vid referred to grabbing the draw as "choking the cobra" f*#king 'ell...

Charles
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:19pm PT
I know of a few folks who tried to make a clip without grabbing the draw an ended up with a broken ankle. We have a stupid system with a bunch of stupid unwritten rules and it does not get much dumber than breaking your ankle to satisfy the rock police. Naturally it is a good feeling to get a route clean but if it becomes a choice between ticking a redpoint on your MP profile and getting hurt that is feckin absurd.. the ONLY time sending a rout clean really matters is for the FFA . every ascent after that is just a game. I for one am not going to risk an ounce of my flesh over something that has allready been climbed. Yea I like the feeling of getting it clean but if I think the fall is risky and I am sketched that gear is getting grabbed every time;) I can always come back annother day and have annother shot at it.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:36pm PT
The fear of falling > the fear of falling incorrectly for our young gentleman.

Teach your pupils well.

(the nonsense bracelets and cries of mommy were a nice touch. Almost thought it was a parody. Thank God for Go Pro's.)
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:38pm PT
Tradmanclimbs

I think his grabbing the draw made him pay the piper later - he has created negative habits, like grabbing the quickdraw and forcing a clip when he's gassed rather than punch it or take. Those habits, in the wrong hands, can be unsafe - draws can catch on your body parts, and falling while clipping in above your head ain't a great idea.
ec

climber
ca
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:59pm PT
Bracelets are like rings: do not wear when climbing...
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2012 - 04:01pm PT
And the aid climber pictured? Must be Donald...

Charles
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Dec 8, 2012 - 04:46pm PT
I know of a few folks who tried to make a clip without grabbing the draw an ended up with a broken ankle. We have a stupid system with a bunch of stupid unwritten rules and it does not get much dumber than breaking your ankle to satisfy the rock police. Naturally it is a good feeling to get a route clean but if it becomes a choice between ticking a redpoint on your MP profile and getting hurt that is feckin absurd.. the ONLY time sending a rout clean really matters is for the FFA . every ascent after that is just a game. I for one am not going to risk an ounce of my flesh over something that has allready been climbed. Yea I like the feeling of getting it clean but if I think the fall is risky and I am sketched that gear is getting grabbed every time;) I can always come back annother day and have annother shot at it.

Tradman, I agree that the rules are stupid.

But I don't agree that the rules make people do what they do. I also have no problem grabbing a draw when needed, because I choose to value my health more than style points or accolades. That choice is available to all climbers. People do what they do because of the values they choose.
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